Moments from IAPS

Brian Cobble's collection of pastels

Brian Cobble's collection of pastels

The Pastel Journal staff, along with those of our sister publications Southwest Art and The Collector’s Guide, had a great time at the International Association of Pastel Societies‘ 11th Convention in Albuquerque, N.M.

 

A few highlights: sitting in on Elizabeth Mowry’s demonstration on mist or haze in a landscape, which couldn’t have been more appropriate, considering that eastern Arizona wildfires have done just that to Albuquerque’s atmosphere; getting to see the faces of pastel artists whose work we so admire; visiting Brian Cobble’s ever charming home and studio; Maggie Price and Richard McKinley signing their books, Painting Sunlight & Shadow With Pastels and Pastel Pointers, at our booth; the awards banquet, where the Master Circle 2011 medallions were presented to the recipients, and an auction of the paint-a-round pastels—announced superbly by McKinley—brought in proceeds for the IAPS/Urania Christy Tarbet Scholarship Fund. We’re already wondering what treats await us at the next convention, which is scheduled again in Albuquerque for June 6-9, 2013. See you there?

 

 

Now for some photos (advance apologies for the quality; they’re taken with an iPhone):

Elizabeth Mowry's underpainting for depicting mist in a landscape

Elizabeth Mowry's underpainting for depicting mist in a landscape

Elizabeth Mowry's pastel swatches—for color harmony testing

Elizabeth Mowry & Richard McKinley

The Pastel Journal Editor Anne Hevener & Southwest Art Editor Kristin Hoerth

Duane Wakeham, Anne Hevener, Brian Cobble & Jimmy Wright at Brian Cobble's studio in Albuquerque, N.M.

Duane Wakeham & Brian Cobble considering one of Cobble's paintings in progress

Finished pastels from the Paint-A-Round: by Jamie Markle, Maggie Price, Urania Christy Tarbet, Liz Haywood-Sullivan & Fred Somers

Finished pastel from the Paint-A-Round: by Jamie Markle, Maggie Price, Urania Christy Tarbet, Liz Haywood-Sullivan & Fred Somers

Finished pastel from the Paint-A-Round: by Jamie Markle, Maggie Price, Urania Christy Tarbet, Liz Haywood-Sullivan & Fred Somers

Finished pastel from the Paint-A-Round: by Jamie Markle, Maggie Price, Urania Christy Tarbet, Liz Haywood-Sullivan & Fred Somers

Finished pastel from the Paint-A-Round: by Jamie Markle, Maggie Price, Urania Christy Tarbet, Liz Haywood-Sullivan & Fred Somers

Finished pastel from the Paint-A-Round: by Jamie Markle, Maggie Price, Urania Christy Tarbet, Liz Haywood-Sullivan & Fred Somers

Christine Debrosky's Plein-Air-to-Studio demo

A few of Christine Debrosky's pastels

Another Christine Debrosky pastel

Bill Hosner portrait demo

Bill Hosner portrait demo

Richard McKinley book signing

Managing Editor Jessica Canterbury & artist Jimmy Wright

Our Fine Art Publisher & Editorial Director Jamie Markle won the IAPS Golden Mentor Award!

Gorgeous Albuquerque sunrise

Pastel Journal Editor Anne Hevener & Pastel Pointers guru Richard McKinley

late afternoon shade

Jessica Canterbury, Richard McKinley, Rae Smith

 


 

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